Allen's lambda syntax proposal
felix8a at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 17:44:09 PST 2008
Brendan Eich wrote:
> If we have to go to one character, though, I'd rather we use an ASCII
> punctuation character, for the reasons given (hard to type, slight
> incompatibility). But you λ fans need to help me here: how does one type
> λ on a Mac laptop? How about on a standard Windows machine? Pick a Linux
> and lay the clues on there, too.
you can add a greek keyboard to your input methods,
and set up a kb shortcut to switch easily.
like, for mac osx:
system preferences, international, input menu.
enable greek keyboard.
enable "show input menu in menu bar".
click on "keyboard shortcuts".
in "input menu", enable "select the next input source",
assign it a shortcut that doesn't conflict with anything you use,
like maybe option-space.
then, to type lambda,
type option-space until you're at the greek flag,
then type lowercase-L (on u.s. qwerty),
windows is pretty similar to osx, it's in "regional and language options"
I think modern linux is also similar, but I'm not near one at the moment.
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